Additional flights to Gwaunaru’u

SOLOMON Airlines will increase its flights to Auki, Malaita province, with additional flights on Saturdays starting July 2. This was confirmed by the Solomon Airlines agent in Auki Peter Aetee. Mr Aetee said the latest increase of flights to Auki is triggered by the huge demand from the travelling public. “After Gwaunaru’u airport reopened, we…

‘Only few units to be rearmed’

Only certain units within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force will be re-armed says the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare at the opening of the new police facility on Wednesday. The new building for the National Response Department will accommodate a new armoury, an armourer’s workplace, offices for the Police Response team (PRT), Close Personal Protection…

MID urged to clarify transport grant

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is calling on the Ministry of Infrastructure & Development to verify whether the leaked document containing the recipients of the National Transport and Infrastructure grant are confirmed recipients. The Opposition Group urged the ministry to verify the 35 recipients in the list which includes a good number of dubious shipping companies…

Atoifi police post is closing down

ATOIFI police post in east Malaita will close down tomorrow because of threats from a landowner. The landowner threatened the two officers there after police raided his illegal bottle shop at the end of last month. Outgoing Malaita Provincial Police Commander Alfred Uiga confirmed this to the Solomon Star on Wednesday. He said the bottle…

Fangaria on dental service

LEADER of Be Happy Ministry, Mambo Fangaria has called on the government to prioritise the dental department in Honiara. This came after the dental department does not offer service to provide false teeth to patients. Fangaria said dental departments in Auki and Gizo have provided false teeth except for Honiara. As such he asked why…

Sentinel Sound touches down today

THE many excitements ahead for the Solomon Reggae Slam – the reggae party of the year will be on its peak, when the Sentinel Sound System from Germany arrives in Honiara, today. Their arrival was confirmed for 2pm this afternoon, by the organizer Rebelle Inc. Sentinel Sound is a one-of-a-kind musical excitement and international entertainment…

Aust students impressed with visit

THE visiting Australian students who spent ten days at Visale community in northwest Guadalcanal have expressed gratitude over their visit so far. The students from Mary Mckillop, Port Macquarie, New South Wales have visited Visale school and the surrounding communities over the past few days. Northwest Guadalcanal Solomon Star stringer John Toki said the students…

Gov’t told to address real issues

THE Government is urged to address the underlying problems of the ethnic conflict rather than jumping the gun to cover things up. Honiara resident Francis Lakwasia made the comments ahead of the upcoming National Healing and Apology week, scheduled from July 1 to 7.  “I disputed this proposed week-long national healing and apology programme from…

Forestry awareness conducted in Visale

GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Forestry and Research, Utilisation Department had successfully completed a one day sustainable forestry management awareness in Visale area, Northwest Guadacalanal on Tuesday. John Toki from the area reported that more than 20 participants from Guadalcanal and Honiara participated in the training. “This awareness is to educate our resource owners that…